Travel Ticket / Confirmation
Check your airlines ticket carefully. Many routes to Nepal require the change of aircraft or even an airline. Most airlines require that your flight out is RECONFIRME 72 hours prior to departure. If requested, Adventure Himalaya Circuit can do this for you. Inquire with consolidator travel agencies for the lowest fares.
Nepal Visa Information
One must required Visa to enter Nepal, which can be issued at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate children under 10 years need not pay any Visa fees.
Foreigners who indent to visit Nepal can get multiple entry visa for 15 days from the date of entry for US $25; multiple entries for 30 days US $40 and multiple entry visa for 90 days US $ 100. Tourist entry Visa can be obtained from the followings:
Tribhuvan International Airport , Kathmandu
Kakarvitta (Jhapa) Nepal
Jamuna ( Nepalgunj, Banke)Neapl
Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur) Nepal
Mohana (Dhangadi, Kailali) Nepal
You should be in Nepal with personal travel insurance. Insurance most cover emergency evacuation, medical, last or theft etc.
Many trekkers come to Nepal from sea level without doing any hiking though they were in poor physical condition. So there is chance of running their health. For those, it is essential to consulate a knowledgeable physician before you leave your home in order to get specific information. A basic medical kit is also recommended. It is better to bring Antihelminth (warm medicine) Antibiotics, Bandages, Gamow Bag, Sunscreen proportion, Malaria Suppressant, Antiprotozoan etc and use safe drinking water.
The safest procedure is to bring drinking water to the boil and let it be cool before drinking or use a chemical disinfectant. You can also use Iodine tablets or bottle water.
Payments in hotels, travel agencies and airlines are made in foreign exchange. The receipt is required to change. Left over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency leaving the country. Carry some U.S dolor with you while trekking if your route takes you an airstrip and you might decide to fly out unexpectedly.
Culture and Language
Along the popular trails, people who deal with trekkers have learned Basic English and other foreign language to enable them to please their guests; but in remote areas you are less likely to find translators to help communicate. To help you to learn a language, please take the pocket size book ‘Nepali for Trekkers’ and practice.
Nepal is the country of many different ethnic groups who speaks over 70 different languages. Over 80% people are Hindu and other includes Buddhist, Muslim, Christian Muslim and others.
Dos and Don’t
Use local greeting ‘Namaste’ pressing palms together at chest level.
Some of the temples may be prohibited for non-Hindus.
Leather articles are prohibited to take in temple precinct.
You should not touch offerings or persons (especially Priests or Lamas) when they are on their way to Shrine.
Do not normally shake hands when greeting with women.
Do not do anything that is alien to local culture.
Don’t light campfire; Cook with kerosene or gas and take sufficient warm clothing.
To save fuel, order the same meal for all members.
Return batteries to your home country for proper disposal.
Use toilets wherever possible, in the wild stay at least 50m away from water sources and bury your waste
Minimize the use of plaything/ plastic materials
Don’t disturb wildlife.
Don’t hurt or remove animals and plants.
Don’t buy items made from wildlife parts
Walking shoes\ pairs of hiking boots
Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
Backpacks with outside pockets to handle smaller items
Socks: several pairs of heavy wool outer socks and a few pairs of nylon inner socks
Water bottle at least 1 liter capacity per person
Hat with wide brim or visor
Pocket knife perhaps with an opener and scissors
Flash light (torch) with spare batteries and bulbs
Pen Pencil and diary etc.